Louisiana ALEC Politicians

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This is a partial list of Louisiana politicians that are known to be involved in, or previously involved in, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It is a partial list. (If you have additional names, please add them with a citation. The names in this original list were verified as of posting.)

Legislators who have cut ties with ALEC publicly are also listed here.

Louisiana Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Senate

Unconfirmed ALEC Ties

  • Rep. Stuart Bishop (R-43) is unconfirmed as a dues-paying ALEC member. Bishop was the primary "author" of a bill similar to ALEC's "Paycheck Protection Act" in the 2015 LA legislative session, the fourth attempt by ALEC legislators to pass a law to prevent unions from collecting membership fees.[28]
  • Rep. Julie Emerson (R-39) is unconfirmed as a dues-paying ALEC member. Bishop was featured in a 2018 ALEC blog on occupational licensing.[29] Emerson was the sole legislator who participated in a 2017 CPAC panel on "Criminal Justice Reform" along with an ALEC staffer.[30]
  • Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-64) is unconfirmed as a dues-paying ALEC member. Hodges sponsored a 2017 bill similar to ALEC's draft "Protection and Enforcement Against the Commercial Exclusion of Israel" (since removed from ALEC's website).[31] [32] [33]

Former Governor

Former Representatives

Former Senators

References

  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  2. 2.0 2.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  3. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC Task Force Packet August 2010, organizational document obtained and released by Common Cause, August 2010
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 Marsha Shuler, Official trips to cost La. $70,000, The Advocate, July 28, 2011
  5. Tom Aswell, First it was corporations bailing out; now the parade of Louisiana Legislators exiting ALEC membership begins, Louisiana Voice, April 18 2012, accessed April 2012
  6. Rep. Paula Davis, [1] Candidate's Report, pg.15, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 15, 2017
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, Committee Roster, organizational task force membership directory, July 1, 2012, document obtained and released by Common Cause
  8. American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairs, organizational website, accessed June 9, 2014.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Committee Roster, organizational task force membership directory, March 3, 2011, document obtained and released by Common Cause
  10. Rep. Lowell Chris Hazel, [http://ethics.la.gov/CampaignFinanceSearch/LA-22144.pdf Candidate's Report, pg.20, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 1, 2011
  11. 11.0 11.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  13. attended the 2017 ALEC Annual Meeting, Izzy Santa, Twitter, July 19, 2017.
  14. 14.0 14.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Committee Roster, organizational task force membership directory, March 31, 2011, document obtained and released by Common Cause
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Tom Aswell, Did legislators collect from ALEC and from House and Senate for attending legislative planning conferences?, Louisiana Voice, April 11, 2012
  16. American Legislative Exchange Council, Committee Roster, organizational task force membership directory, March 31, 2011, document obtained and released by Common Cause
  17. Rep. Scott Simon, [2] Candidate's Report, pg.9, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 15, 2013
  18. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, December 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause
  19. Campaign to Elect Norby Chabert, Candidate's Report, pg.33, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 16, 2011
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Health and Human Services Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 American Legislative Exchange Council, Public Safety & Elections Task Force 2011 Spring Task Force Summit April 29, 2011 Minutes, organizational document, June 30, 2011, p. 5, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012
  23. Sen. Daniel Martiny, Candidate's Report, pg.29, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 3, 2006
  24. Sen. Major Thibaut, Candidate's Report, pg.49, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 1, 2011
  25. 25.0 25.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid, RE: the EPA’s plan to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, March 10, 2010
  26. Sen. Francis C. Thompson, Candidate's Report, pg.28, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Sept. 22, 2011
  27. Sen. Francis C. Thompson, Candidate's Report, pg.28, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 17, 2010
  28. Sue Lincoln, "Protecting" Paychecks from Union Dues, WRKF 89.3, May 1, 2015
  29. Ronald J. Lampard, Louisiana Takes Positive Step to Remove Occupational Licensing Barriers ALEC, Apr. 2, 2018
  30. Ronald J. Lampard, Criminal Justice Policy a Hot Topic at CPAC ALEC, Feb. 25, 2017
  31. Mark Ballard, Louisiana House moves to support Israel, but bill is gutted of strongest requirements, The Advocate, May 25, 2017.
  32. ALEC Goes After BDS, Institute for Palestine Studies, July 25, 2016
  33. Jessica Mason, ALEC 2016 Agenda Boosts Charters, Coal, and Other Corporate Funders, PR Watch, July 26, 2016
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  35. 35.0 35.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  36. Richard Fischer, Rep. Harrison to receive Legislator of the Year award, Tri-Parish Times, July 22, 2014.
  37. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  38. Jeremy Alford, Local representative has role in national gathering, Houma Today, August 4, 2011
  39. Tom Aswell, State Rep. Joe Harrison uses state stationery to solicit $1,000 contributions in order to support ALEC agenda, Louisiana Voice, July 5, 2012
  40. Rep. Kay Katz, Candidate's Report, pg.15, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 14, 2015
  41. Rep. Kay Katz, Candidate's Report, pg.13, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 14, 2011
  42. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Saving Dollars and Protecting Communities: State Successes in Corrections Policy," annual meeting speaker biographies and materials, August 3, 2011, on file with CMD
  43. 43.0 43.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  44. American Legislative Exchange Council Board of Directors, organization website, accessed July 2, 2011
  45. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC State Chairmen, document exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  46. Michael J. Michot, [3] Candidate's Report, pg.34, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 17, 2009
  47. Michael J. Michot, [4] Candidate's Report, pg.41, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 15, 2012